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Old 04-19-2006, 10:34 PM   #1
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Questions for chicken+lemon

Hi,
I am a newbie cooker. I wondered somethings....Can you eat chicken raw if it is soaked lemon for some time?


I am marinading my chicken so I can cook it tomorrow, the souce does include alot of lemon juice....how long should it stay in the marinade sauce?

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Old 04-19-2006, 10:58 PM   #2
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Never, never eat raw chicken!!

Usually a few hours in the marinade..I have left mine overnight though. Some one else will jump in at any time and will have some good advice.
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Old 04-19-2006, 10:59 PM   #3
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Oh boy Rozal, I don't think anyone should eat raw chicken...Marinate it then grill, broil or bake it. Safer and I'd think much tastier. I usually marinate at least several hours and sometimes overnight. When using lemon I also add a little olive oil to the marinade, as well as some pepper and a little garlic and onion even some brown sugar.. Hope your chicken turns out as you'd like it.

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Old 04-19-2006, 11:02 PM   #4
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You absolutely cannot eat that chicken until it is cooked to a minimum temperature of 161 F.

Marinating in lemon or anything else does not remove the danger of eating raw chicken.

If you're thinking of ceviche where the acidic marinade "cooks" the food, forget it. The acidic marinade denatures the protein so it looks like it's been cooked but is has not. However, since heat has not been applied, bacteria present will not be killed and can make you very ill.

A lemon marinade for chicken will do the trick in a couple of hours.
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:26 AM   #5
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My chicken isn't pink anymore....it is white...is this normal?
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Old 04-20-2006, 08:08 AM   #6
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Yes that is normal. The acid in the lemon will make the chicken look white even before it is cooked. Like the others said though, and we can't stress this enough, make sure it is cooked to at least 160F before you even consider putting it in your mouth.
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Old 04-20-2006, 09:22 AM   #7
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lol @ this.... im glad you came and asked here before you ate the raw chicken dude.....
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